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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
One lucky resident won the chance to throw the first pitch ahead of a minor-league baseball team.
The annual awards recognize excellence in providing care and resident quality of life.
A Nebraska retirement community is displaying works of art from budding artists: elementary students.
Researchers found that dancing improved white matter in the brain area associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea.
A ballroom dance troupe visits long-term care facilities to help seniors groove to—and remember—the beat.
Blogger Kathleen Mears wishes salon services could visit her nursing home to give residents a trim and boost their spirits, too.
A nursing home in Cleveland adopted a stray cat who serves as the resident pet.
An intergenerational art program designed to engage students and seniors is its own masterpiece.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears tracks one resident’s health, a process that pains her to watch.
Senior Editor Nicole Stempak reflects on how a cookie donation program is a sweet treat for an assisted living facility and the lucky community recipients.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how she’s built her wardrobe and had to adapt living in a nursing home, from what styles and fabrics she wears to what she can fit in her 29-inch-wide closet.